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Table 18 Distribution of quantitative match by self-reported SLID match variable (males and females)

From: Does it matter if immigrants work in jobs related to their education?

  Workers closely Workers in a closely Workers in a Workers in an
  matched (Occupation- related job (SLID somewhat related unrelated job
  field and SLID measure) measure) job (SLID measure) (SLID measure)
  (1) (2) (3) (4)
(1) Adequately  
educated (%) 27.0 23.0 20.0 19.0
(2) Over-educated (%) 51.0 46.0 45.0 43.0
(3) Under-educated  
(%) 22.0 32.0 35.0 38.0
(4) Total (%) 100.0 101.0 100.0 100.0
N (person-years) 5767 57,781 15,417 18,484
  1. Appendix Table 16 outlines the specialized fields and occupations used to select this subsample. Quantitative match categories are created using the Realized Matches (RM) proposed by Chiswick and Miller (2008). Adequately educated refers to workers whose level of schooling equals the modal level of their current occupation. Over- and under-educated capture the respective deviations from the mode. Due to confidentiality concerns figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number